Gallery by Matt S.
One of the best things about going along to a convention like SMASH is seeing what the cosplayers come up with, and indeed the characters, anime and games that are hot that particular year. And the cosplayers came out in force for SMASH 2017; it was such a vibrant, colourful convention thanks to the costumes that everyone was wearing there.
There were, of course cosplay competitions as well for people who wanted to take the hobby to the next stage and compete, both in adopting the character’s clothing and their persona. But more than anything else, cosplay is an excuse to have fun, and it’s so awesome to see just how behind the event the Australian community is gets.
The photos below have been significantly downsized for use on the Web. If you’re one of the cosplayers and would like the full resolution image, please contact me on email@example.com. No charge, of course. Thanks for allowing me to photograph your wonderful costumes!
|To be honest I don’t even know what this is from but I have a sudden need to watch the anime, whatever it is.|
|People who dress as Pandas are cool by default. Especially when they can strike a pose like this.|
|Remembering that it was remarkably cold and windy this day, some of the cosplayers deserve real props for their sheer commitment.|
|I love this. If Sailor Mars was Mexican, you now know what they would look like.|
|Gotta admit, over the many years I’ve been a hardcore Miku fan, I’ve never quite pictured her like this, striking these poses. Props for broadening my horizons there.|
|I am so happy that some people still remember Sucker Punch. This Babydoll is spot on perfect, and I’d have cast her over Emily Browning.|
|Punch Out! Perhaps Nintendo should focus on making a new one of these than that nonsense ARMS experiment.|
|Again I’ve no idea who this cosplay is modelling, but those contacts are mesmerising.|
|The Dynasty Warriors crew. What a perfect setting for cosplay photos Rosehill Racecourse is.|
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